Jonas Fineman and Amy Bockner live on Cortes Island with their two young daughters, Mila and Ava. Amy is a third generation Cortesian, and Jonas immigrated to Canada in 2012 from the central Oregon Coast.
Jonas has been a professional mariner for all of his adult life. Raised in a small Pacific fishing town, he took to the decks of commercial salmon trollers at an early age and quickly fell in love with the life at sea. Over the years he made his way around the North Pacific on workboats before following opportunity to Atlantic Europe and Scandinavia as an officer on a 30 meter sailing vessel.
Since moving to Canada, Jonas has been leading wilderness expeditions by sailboat up and down the B.C. Coast, from the Southern Gulf Islands to Haida Gwaii and the Great Bear Rainforest. He has logged over 20,000 nautical miles on the world’s oceans, and is a respected member of the West Coast maritime community. In 2018, he joined Mike Moore and Samantha Statton at Misty Isles Adventures as a relief captain on the schooner Misty Isles.
Amy has spent the bulk of her professional life as a remote wilderness chef; from snowbound sites in Canada’s north, to tropical retreat centres, to sailboat galleys on coastal B.C. waters. She co-founded Tacofino in Tofino, B.C., and is currently the owner/operator of Älska Food and Flora, which provides catering and floral design services for local weddings and events. She cultivates a large organic flower and vegetable garden on the family’s property.
When Misty Isles Adventures was posted as for sale in late 2018, Jonas and Amy stepped forward to take the wheel. Together, they share a common passion and curiousness for the natural world. As the new owners of Misty Isles Adventures, they look forward to providing the opportunity for people to experience, learn about, and celebrate this beautiful part of the world.
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